Originally Posted by dragonjud
I didn't mean to insult anybody with my statement. If you have a pre-order at GS and you're guaranteed a unit, that's great.
My point is that Nintendo does not just cater to GS, and will not just send them thousands of extra units to meet their great wait lists. They don't care, because at the end of the day it's a gimmick by Gamestop. To even get on such list, you have to be a rewards member...
If I were to bet who will have the most units, my money would be on the big two (ToysRus, and Walmart), and other general retailers to follow. GS is probably far down that list (as individual stores go).
I see what you're saying. Although I'd figure most people who got on the wait list would have understood it's not an actual pre-order. Some probably don't mind waiting to buy from GS in order to get the PUR points (as you said, everybody on that list is a member). Others probably did pre-order at other locations and are using the list as a backup. And there are also people, i'm sure, that either couldn't find anywhere else to pre-order or were simply unaware other locations even did pre-orders.
Nintendo won't likely supply GS with extra units beyond what their allocation was due to the wait list. But that doesn't necessarily mean that TRU didn't oversell. That was the original point, right? Or am I missing something?